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How Heaven Came To Be Separated From Earth

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Ages ago the earth adhered to heaven. The people set up a nine-stair ladder leading to heaven, on the holy land of Mukenmudangmu, a ladder which enabled them to go up and down freely. One day, a man named Ga Mu came across a big ant at the foot of the ladder. In the evening the ant nibbled the foot of the ladder into two. Then, with a loud bang, the sky was suddenly pushed high up, and the earth holed by the ladder all at once. Ga Mu has been staying in heaven ever since, but he is always thinking of the mortal world and watching over the crops there.

Keywords: earth; Ga Mu; ladder



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